Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:45 - 4:30 pm
Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code
History of the International Residential Code (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of International Residential Code
Recent and anticipated Code amendments
Future of the Code
Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)
Alternative provisions and design criteria
Wind effects and protection of openings
Story height and live loads
Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Garages and carports
Ingress, egress and stairways
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Wood and wood-based products
Floods, storms and drainage
Soils and foundations
Framing and fastening
Walls and wall covering
Fireplaces and chimneys
Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Building thermal envelope
Permanent energy certificate
Insulation and fenestration
Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems
Appliance installation and exhaust systems
Fuel gas systems and appliances
Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
Fire sprinkler systems
Electrical system grounding
Intersystem bonding termination
Pools, spas and hot tubs
Who Should Attend
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
6.5 Wyoming CPC Units
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)
Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours (CEHs) to architects and 6.5 CPC Units/PDHs to engineers in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wyoming.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.
Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to do so, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
The International Code Council has approved this activity for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.
This seminar also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for course approval.
Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP
Fellow Member of NAFE, Owner, SBSA, Inc., Golden, CO
Mr. Fronapfel holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering and a master of science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in forensic and structural engineering. He is a board certified building inspection engineer through the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers and a fellow member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. In addition, Mr. Fronapfel is a level 2 thermographer and a level 2 post tension examiner. He is certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and is a third party Exterior Design Institute inspector. He teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Burn’s School of Real Estate and Construction Management. Courses include Estimating, Project Management and Control, Sustainability in Construction, Residential Construction Systems and Environmental Systems and MEP. His work experience encompasses geohydraulic engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, civil and structural engineering for new development, warranty work, property claim support, repair and rehabilitation design. Mr. Fronapfel’s building science work includes interior ventilation control; HVAC sizing verifications, and analysis; and moisture management systems for attics, crawlspaces and basements for residential and commercial structures. He has additional background in masonry, stucco, EIFS,and many components used for cladding buildings from foundation systems to roofing systems. Mr. Fronapfel’s experience includes over 450 deposition testimonies and over 55 trial testimonies, as well as hundreds of mediations and arbitrations. He is a registered engineer in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Mr. Fronapfel holds active memberships in many professional organizations including RCI, AIA, NSPE, CABO, RESNET and others. He is a published writer in The Journal of RCI, The Forensic Engineering Task Force, The Investigative Engineer, The I-ENG-A Report, Colorado Claims Guide, Building Integration Solutions, Construction Accounting and Taxation, and The Journal of Forensic Engineering.
|Online Tuition (pre-registration):
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.
AIA Provider Statement:
HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Course Title: International Residential Code 2018
Delivery Method: Live
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines International Residential Code provisions for building planning, shell construction, energy efficiency, and mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and explain changes contained in the International Residential Code 2018.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with 2018 IRC provisions for building planning and shell construction (Chapters 2-10).
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with 2018 IRC provisions for building energy efficiency (Chapter 11).
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with 2018 IRC provisions for mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design, construction, and building code compliance.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/18/2022
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to email@example.com or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.